Academy Member Inducted 2022

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Mark S. Brownlee, Mediator, Des Moines, Iowa.

Mark S. Brownlee

Diplomate member
Boehlert Brownlee ADR
P.O. Box 93305
Des Moines, IA 50393
Tel: 515- 571-1931
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Recognized to Iowa Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding
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  • Practice Commenced2014
  • # of MEDS (as of 17/7/24)400
  • # of ARBS (as of 17/7/24)2
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


After 40 years as a litigator with a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent peer rating, spanning a wide variety of cases as well as mediation work, Mark, as a partner with Boehlert Brownlee ADR,

now confines his practice to ADR activities, establishing a high sucess rate through a committment to preparation and professionalism. Mark has been a frequent author and presenter at 

professional conferences on matters of interest to litigators, including the effective use of the mediation process.


Case Experience

  • Agricultural
  • Automotive
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Iowa College of Law in 1979
  • Law clerk for Iowa Judicial District 2B 1979-1980


Memberships & Affiliations

     Past and present memberships and affiliatons:

     National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

     American Academy of ADR Attorneys

     Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers

     Iowa Defense Counsel (Past President)

     Defense Research Institute

     Iowa State Bar Association

     Polk County Bar Associaton



Rates Information

$300/hr. for schedule coordination, review of pre-mediation materials, communication with counsel, preparation for mediation,mediation time, finalization of settlement terms and post-mediation follow-up 

$150/hr. for travel time, plus $.60 per mile outside Polk County

Same rates for arbitrations and preparation of ruling

No administrative fee or cancellation fee

No additional cost for Zoom mediations





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